Here we are on our fourth consecutive snow day, I think that makes 10 for the year so far but I’ve lost count. Our county is out of salt and they are now using ashes and brine on the roads. This method doesn’t work as well as salt or chemicals and with the temps below freezing for the next week or so it appears there is no end in sight to this rotten winter.
When I die maybe I’ll be cremated and have my ashes dumped on the road in the winter. Maybe I could save a life?!
With so many snow days you would think the schools would be working on a better plan for next year wouldn’t you? Once a month our kids have early dismissal so the teachers can take classes. I read in the newspaper yesterday that next year they will do away with all early dismissals. I thought we were headed in the right direction until I read that instead of an early release, the kids will simply have an entire day off. The school claims it saves them money on busing kids for a partial day of
instruction and it will make the parents and kids happy to have a three day weekend once per month.
My kids have two scheduled days off next week and an entire week off in April for Spring break. Why can’t those be make-up days? It seems pretty simple to me. But then again one of our schools sent out an
email message this week that said: “A Big Shoot Out to Parents and Students.” They meant to say “A Big Shout Out.” Needless to say it caused a HUGE stir even though they fixed it immediately. These are the people making the school schedule and I just have to keep reminding myself that they are smarter than me.
My husband is scheduled for surgery in the near future so I’ve been prepping. He has huge bone spurs on the backs of his heels and will have surgery (on one foot at a time) to remove the problem areas. In this day and age you would think there would be some pretty high-tech methods
available for this type of surgery but there’s not. The doctor said they will
slice open his heel, cut his tendon and use a hammer and chisel to get rid of the spur. Then they will anchor the tendon and stitch it shut. The hammer and chisel part sounds pretty creepy to me.
My hubby will not be able to put any pressure on his foot for 6-8 weeks following surgery. This leads to a variety of issues that we need to address. He will need crutches, a knee scooter and a shower chair. He
won’t have the ability to drive and what will he wear, it’s too cold for shorts? So many things to think about. I’m a planner, I have to have everything in place and ready. I’ll even have to have the house stocked full of groceries. The ‘good me’ tells me to not forget one thing so I don’t have to leave the house. The ‘bad me’ tells me to forget many things so I have an excuse to leave the house once per day.
If anyone out there has had this surgery, please let me know what it was like and how big of a cry baby I should expect my husband to be!
Stay warm friends.